November 4, 1962 — March 31, 2023
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, sister and friend Kim Gutschick on March 31, 2023, in Kelowna B.C after a long courageous battle with a debilitating autoimmune disease.
Kim was born in November 4, 1962 in Edmonton, Alberta to her parents William and Irma. She pursued her passion in caregiving and received her diploma. She loved the opportunity to make someone else’s day better. In 2006 she met her soulmate Gerry which took her to Chicago. After his passing she made it back to Maple Ridge where she enjoyed being a Grandma. Kim spent her last months in Cranbrook living a peaceful, quiet life surrounded in nature: something she always longed for. Kim was a talented artist and enjoyed drawing, painting, reading in nature and the music of her favorite bands Def Leppard and Queen.
Kim was predeceased by her husband Gerry; and father William. She is survived by her children Ashley, Brian and Sheldon; grandchildren Zaiden and Brooke; brothers Dan and Kelly; sister-in-law Linda; mother Irma; her dear friends Sara and Barb; and many more extended family members.
Our mom was a strong courageous fighter. She had the most beautiful soul and a heart of gold, and such unwavering love for her children. She was our rock, taken away too soon. You will be forever missed and, in our hearts, always. We love you Mama Bear.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 3:00 pm at 10932 Barnston View Road, Maple Ridge, BC.
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